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Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009
Date:8/6/2009

atients with and without diabetes in a real-world setting. The article reported that patients who received a TAXUS Liberte paclitaxel-eluting stent had numerically lower incidences of repeat procedures to treat restenosis at two years as compared to patients treated with 'olimus-based DES's, including Johnson Johnson, Inc.'s Cypher(R) Stent and Medtronic Inc.'s Endeavor(R) Stent.

In the patients with diabetes, the TAXUS Liberte demonstrated a statistically significant lower restenosis rate compared to the Endeavor, which had more than two times the risk of repeat procedures. The JACC article reported that both the TAXUS Liberte stent and BSC's first-generation paclitaxel-eluting stent, the TAXUS Express, were the only stents in the study showing no increased risk of restenosis for patients with diabetes as compared to those without diabetes. Data for both the Cypher and Endeavor stents indicated significant increased risk of restenosis in patients with diabetes. In addition, the study showed that the TAXUS Liberte had an approximately 23 percent lower restenosis rate at two years compared to the prior-generation TAXUS Express.

The Swedish registry study included four DES brands: TAXUS Liberte, TAXUS Express, Cypher and Endeavor. In total, the registry included 35,478 DES implants during 22,962 procedures in 19,004 patients, with 1,807 restenoses reported over a mean 29-month follow-up period. For the entire study population, the repeat revascularization rate per stent was 3.5 percent after one year and 4.9 percent after two years. Overall, the adjusted risk of restenosis was 1.23 times higher in patients with diabetes than in patients without diabetes. In patients with diabetes, restenosis was higher in the non-TAXUS stents. The sirolimus-eluting Cypher and the zotorolimus-eluting Endeavor had higher restenosis rates in patients with diabetes compared with those in patients without diabetes (1.25 times and 1.77 times, respectively).

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